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Beginner ski mountaineering course in the Piedmont Alps

Beginner ski mountaineering course in the Piedmont Alps

Duration
4 days

Difficulty
Medium

Cancellation
Moderate

Participants
From 1 to 7

Highlights

  • Learn the best ski mountaineering techniques with a basic course in the Alps between Piedmont and Aosta Valley.
  • Four full days, every Sunday of the month, to tackle increasingly exciting routes.
  • Entrust yourself to the experience of an Alpine Guide and discover a sport that will make you experience the mountains at 360 degrees.

Your guide

D.
Stefano D.

The desire to work in contact with People and Nature led me to become a mountain guide, a profession that I carry out in its most classic exception.

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Full description

Discover the purest dimension of the mountains through a discipline that will bring you into contact with unspoilt nature, far from the crowds of tourists and the hustle and bustle of the slopes: ski mountaineering.

With this basic ski mountaineering course, you will have 4 full days to learn how to ascend slopes with sealskins and acquire the best off-piste descent techniques.

Every Sunday of the month you will tackle a different itinerary in the Piedmontese Alps together with an Alpine Guide and begin your journey as a ski m ountaineer, discovering, day after day, new emotions and wonderful places accessible only to lovers of this sport.

What we will do

The basic ski mountaineering course consists of 4 days of lessons and practice: every Sunday of the month from 8am to 5pm. The meeting with the Alpine Guide will take place in Issiglio (TO ) before heading to the place where you will get to the heart of the discipline.

From day to day, the guide will select the most suitable locations and itineraries for the course, based on snow and weather conditions and the level of participants, remaining in the area between Ivrea and the borders with Valle d'Aosta.

The first day will take place on the ski slopes and will be used to check the participants' technical level and to correct any faults that may be critical in off-piste descents. The second part of the lesson will provide basic notions of theory and safety.

The other days will be actual ski mountaineering outings. Beginning with easy and gradually more challenging routes, you will learn the techniques of ascending with sealskins, making ascents of between 700 and 900 metres in altitude, and then descending to the valley experiencing the thrills of skiing on fresh snow.

The course will be predominantly practical, but will not neglect indispensable aspects of theory, useful for any outing away from the groomed pistes, they will learn to use the emergency kit (probe, shovel and artva) and will carry out self-rescue tests.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an intermediate level and is open to all skiers who are familiar with red slopes. You can participate from the age of 18 and up.

Other information

The course takes place in January, February and March, starting on the first Sunday of the month and continuing for the next three Sundays, subject to snow and weather conditions.

In the months of February and March, the course is confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 5 participants.

Technical and safety equipment can be hired on site, by requesting it from the guide after booking.

Recommended clothing

  • waterproof trousers
  • windbreaker
  • thermal clothing
  • gloves (one light and one waterproof pair)
  • cap or balaclava

Don't forget to bring

  • complete ski mountaineering equipment
  • safety kit (probe, shovel and artva)
  • 35/40 litre rucksack
  • snacks, water bottle and packed lunch
  • sunglasses
  • sun cream
  • thermal replacement shirt

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What is included

  • Mountain Guide UIAGM
  • 4 full-day lessons
  • Technical ski touring equipment
  • Safety kit
  • Food and drink
  • Travel

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Issiglio, Turin

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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